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Meno A Kwena Camp

Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Guests hoping to experience a truly memorable bushveld breakaway will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Meno A Kwena Camp. It...
Guests hoping to experience a truly memorable bushveld breakaway will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Meno A Kwena Camp. It is immersed within the rugged beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and is the ideal option for nature enthusiasts visiting this part of Botswana.

The camp offers eight canvas tents to guests, of which all are nestled in thorny branches away from wandering wild life. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with an authentic bucket shower. These tents have clear panels which not only let in plenty of natural light, but also offer undisturbed views of the bordering Boleti River.

Guests can relax on their veranda while drinking in the views of the surrounding area. The rock pool also offers breathtaking vistas. A visit to this beautiful part of the country would not be complete without a safari. As the sun wakes up, guests can experience a morning guided walk to enjoy unique game-viewing opportunities. Visitors can revel in a game drive along the river while having a picnic lunch.

As evening turns this camp into a golden oasis, guests can delight in a boat cruise along the river. This is a perfect chance to watch the roaming wild life come for a drink of water before night falls. Guests can then enjoy a scrumptious dinner while experiencing a bushveld sunset.
from R15883

Jack's Camp

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his...
While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his imagination, he set up camp under an acacia with the unshakable expectation that others would feel the same.

The choice of such a striking locale, owed much to his original taste for the savage beauty of a forgotten Africa where he lived until his tragic death in an aircraft accident in 1992.

As a homage to the vision of his father, Ralph, his son, and his partner Catherine established Uncharted Africa Safari Co starting with Jack’s Camp which was refurbished at the beginning of 2003 - in a traditional East African 1940s safari style.

Ten green roomy and stylish canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers, have been fashioned in classical style and are set into a palm grove creating an oasis of civilization in what can be the harshest of stark environments.

Persian rugs underfoot and cool cotton sheets form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one’s own veranda. During the wet season, the landscape transforms. Clouds of flamingo and other migratory birds descend from the heavens to decorate the watery grasslands. Herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators.

The Makgadikgadi is not without drama and here, the emphasis is on observing the intricacies of a truly unique ecosystem to which Uncharted Africa Safari Co has added stylish adaptations of its own.

A relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes, the Makgadikgadi dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth’s crust. When the lake was formed, some five to seven million years ago, its shores were the setting for the mysterious transition from ape to man.

A safari to Jack's Camp is also a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyaena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but, wild meerkats.
from R39444

Planet Baobab

8 Reviews
Sleeps 199 in 33 rooms

Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any...
Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any tree that dares to raise its head, a large grey hulk looms into sight at the edge of the road. Watch out for the giant anteater on the side of the road.

Follow the side road pointed out by that anteater snout and you will discover the intriguingly named Planet Baobab. This is the baobab capital of the world, where the average age of each tree is 4000 years and beyond and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is the size of Switzerland. Planet Baobab is home to one of the largest and coolest pools in the Kalahari and the funkiest bars and restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa, and we are vegetarian friendly. Just a stone's throw away is the elephant's paddling pool. The elephants and travellers mostly ignore each other.

You can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga or Baobab Huts containing en-suite bathrooms with showers; Dome Tents with fully made up stretcher beds or pitch your tent and park your 4x4 in our shady campsite, all with the best ablutions in the bush.

Light your own campfire, or gather round the communal blaze in the 'lelwapa' and enjoy a cool drink, then sling your own 'boerewors' onto the fire or enjoy Planet Baobab's unique Pan-African cuisine. Base yourself here and you can take guided day trips or overnight tours.

Get up close and personal with super-friendly habituated meerkats, tour the local village and learn about Botswana culture, visit a local cattle post and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch, and visit Nxai Xini Pan to seek out ancient stone tools and fossils. Visit the famous Green’s Baobab, do a walk through a baobab forest and much much more.

During the dry season, quad bike across the Makgadikgadi Pans, sleep out under the stars or do a five-night quad bike expedition to the remote and mysterious Kubu Island. During the wet season see the spectacular migration. Host to between 35 to 75000 zebra and wildebeest, Southern Africa’s last and little-known annual migration.

In a continent which is full of surprises, and a place which is full of nothing, Planet Baobab is really something.
from R397

San Camp

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered...
San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered most of Botswana. Turn 360 degrees and nothing crosses the eye but the bowl of the sky. This is God's own minimalism.

Classic white tents stand majestically on the shore of an enormous sparkling salt pan, each sheltered by a cluster of stately desert palms. Pair safari elegance with minimal ecological impact, and combine with spectacular vistas.

San Camp runs almost entirely on solar energy, thus dramatically reducing the use of fossil fuels. Expert guiding, incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, unique desert species, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other. The perfect place to relax, unwind and retreat.

Facilities include a magnificent mess tent which contains a small natural history museum and library, a tea tent spread with cushions that provides a sheltering sanctuary and a tented yoga pavilion. San Camp has a reputation for delicious, fresh and original menus.

San Camp is unique in it is one of the only permanent camps to offer a chance to explore and understand the Kalahari. Our concession adjoins the Makgadikgadi National Park with its endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands.

Venturing far into the centre of the Makgadikgadi, on four-wheel drive quad bikes, we are able to explore remote archaeological sites, periodically discovering never-before documented fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippo. The fact that you can travel across the pans at great speed and still arrive nowhere only underlines the pans immensity. There is nothing out here.

The Kalahari desert is its own universe. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyaena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but wild meerkats.

The guides at San Camp are very knowledgeable. Our guides team up with a small group of Zu ’hoasi Bushmen to guide our guests on morning walks and game drives. Offering a window into the past, the Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills.

The ancient lake has run dry but the imagination runs wild.
from R32521

Camp Kalahari

Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and the Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to...
Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and the Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park. Camp Kalahari is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers, and is the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way.

It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure. Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination.

Camp Kalahari offers a large and comfortable thatched library and a lounge and dining area; here guests can relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this enchanting area.

Camp Kalahari has 10 Meru-style tents with a choice of twin tents, double tents or a family unit comprising two twin tents with an inter-leading bathroom. All tents have en-suite outdoor bathrooms, flush loos and showers. The tent interiors are classic old-safari style, complete with comfortable beds, crunchy cotton sheets, stripy African blankets and hot water bottles in winter.

Camp Kalahari’s chef is a talented chap, noted for his tasty soups and particularly for his lethal concoction of chillies marinated in sherry and gin. Smeared over one's breakfast eggs, it's just the thing to sharpen sleep-dulled wits in preparation for whatever adventures await.

There are two distinctly different seasons in the Makgadikgadi; the dry season and the wet season. When the rains arrive at the beginning of the wet season, the landscape is transformed. Water gathers on the saltpan, algae bloom, crustaceans breed, and clouds of flamingo descend to feed on them. Then herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators. Guests visiting Camp Kalahari during the wet season can witness the last surviving migration of zebra and wildebeest in southern Africa.

When the waters dry up, the birds and animals migrate and the extraordinary ecosystem of the Makgadikgadi becomes the main attraction. It is during the dry season that guests can experience the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on quad bikes.

The guides at Camp Kalahari team up with a small group of bushmen to guide our guests on a morning walk, offering a window into the past. The Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using their vast and ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills.

Close by is the famous Chapman’s Baobab which is acknowledged to be the third-largest tree in Africa, and was the campsite of early explorers like Livingstone and Selous when they pioneered the area.
from R10801
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    Accommodation near Makgadikgadi Pans

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    Nata Lodge

    from R291
    Nata Lodge is an oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi pans. It is...
    Nata Lodge is an oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi pans. It is ideally situated close to the entrance of the Nata Sanctuary, just off the main road, 10 km from Nata Village.
    from R291
    Sleeps 218 in 33 rooms

    82.38km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    3 Reviews

    Planet Baobab

    from R397
    Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and...
    Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any tree that dares to raise its head, a large grey hulk looms into sight at the edge of the road. Watch out for the giant anteater on the side of the road.
    from R397
    Sleeps 199 in 33 rooms

    56.62km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    8 Reviews

    Camp Kalahari

    from R10801
    Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and the Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of...
    Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and the Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park.
    from R10801

    At Elephant Sands Lodge guests can enjoy viewing elephants as they drink from the waterhole right...
    At Elephant Sands Lodge guests can enjoy viewing elephants as they drink from the waterhole right in front of the lodge or from our swimming pool. We also have a wide variety of other wildlife that can be viewed, from lions to giraffe and buffalo.
    from R160
    Sleeps 172 in 54 rooms

    105.69km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    41 Reviews

    Gweta Lodge

    from R745
    Gweta Lodge's versatile accommodation options, relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, exciting varied...
    Gweta Lodge's versatile accommodation options, relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, exciting varied trips and activities, combined with exceptional hospitality will make each guest feel inspired and complete within.
    from R745
    Sleeps 44 in 19 rooms

    58.38km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    4 Reviews

    Leroo La Tau

    from R11436
    Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of...
    Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park is populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators.
    from R11436
    Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

    123.81km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    Jack's Camp

    from R39444
    While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled...
    While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his imagination, he set up camp under an acacia with the unshakable expectation that others would feel the same.
    from R39444
    Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

    65.43km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    San Camp

    from R32521
    San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of...
    San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered most of Botswana. Turn 360 degrees and nothing crosses the eye but the bowl of the sky. This is God's own minimalism.
    from R32521
    Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

    68.55km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    Pelican Lodge and Camping is a great destination that has both accommodation and Campsites for...
    Pelican Lodge and Camping is a great destination that has both accommodation and Campsites for guests, making it an ideal stopover in Botswana.
    from R226
    Sleeps 68 in 46 rooms

    71.93km from Makgadikgadi Pans

    5 Reviews

    Tiaan's Camp

    from R298
    Tiaan's Camp is an oasis at the Makgadikgadi National Park entrance gate at Khumaga, within easy...
    Tiaan's Camp is an oasis at the Makgadikgadi National Park entrance gate at Khumaga, within easy reach of Nxai Pan National Park and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This is also an ideal stopover for travellers on their way from Gauteng to Maun.
    from R298

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